Oct. 1, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
A marathon of contemporary Greek movies kicks off at the Museum of the Moving Image this weekend for the ninth annual New York City Greek Film Festival.
The festival’s mission is to solidify a place for Greek films in New York City culture. Festival organizers attribute the high cost of distribution and aversion to subtitles to small American audiences, per their website.
Screenings will run Friday through Sunday and into next weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image.
“A Family Affair (Mia Oikogeneiaki Ypothesi)” will be shown on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The movie, which centers on three generations of the renowned Xylouris family of musicians, won Best Documentary at the Hellenic Film Academy this year.
The drama “At Home (Sto Spiti)” will screen on Saturday at 3 p.m. The contemporary romance “Lovestruck (Apo Erota)” and crime drama “Stratos: Little Fish (Stratos: To Mikro Psari)” screen on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.
The festival ends its run at the museum on Oct. 11 with a 3 p.m. screening of “Little England (Mikra Agglia),” a ‘30s-era drama about two sisters trapped in love with the same man, which won six Hellenic Film Academy Awards in 2014.
The New York City Greek Film Festival also includes shows at two Manhattan theaters and a Manhasset theater. A full schedule of movies is posted online here.
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